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Publication Account

Date 1998

Event ID 1019154

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


Nearby are the eighteenth-century (or possibly early nineteenth-century) classical laundry and laundry bridge. Montagu Bridge figure 23.D, spanning the North Esk, was designed by Robert Adam and constructed by his brother James in 1792. Three huge life-sized sculptures of stags were originally prominent features along the bridge parapet, but these were removed as they frightened the horses. The bridge was erected by the third duke lo celebrate the inheritance by his wife of the Montagu estates.

Information from ‘Historic Dalkeith: The Archaeological Implications of Development’ (1998).

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